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Best things to do in Georgetown, Fort Lesley J. McNair

Neighborhood
“The options are endless! From boutiques to "mom and pop" stores in historic Georgetown. ”
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Park
“Public boardwalk, waterfront restaurants, bars, spectacular scenery, movie theater, shops along M Street NW. ”
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Cupcake Shop
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“Their cupcakes will blow you away. There is usually a line in the summertime. Try the chocolate lava cupcake!”
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Bakery
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“Delightful treats! Must have - cupcakes. Strong rival of Georgetown Cupcakes and Red Velvet! Don't be surprised by the long queue.”
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University
“Georgetown is the oldest Jesuit institution in the United States. Per Wikipedia, Georgetown's notable alumni include U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, CIA Director George Tenet, and King Felipe of Spain, as well as the royalty and heads of state of more than a dozen countries. In 2015, Georgetown had 1190 alumni working as diplomats for the U.S. Foreign Service, more than any other university. Your host actually goes here, and attends the School of Foreign Service in the evenings.”
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American Restaurant
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“Tons of choices! Perfect for a large group. Great views of the Potomac River, in the heart of Georgetown's waterfront. One of the best brunch spots in the District”
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Italian Restaurant
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“(on the Riverfront – 6 block walk) – Sophisticated Italian seafood, plus wine & cocktails, in a luxe, modern setting with river views. Very pricey but highly rated. $$$”
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Harbor / Marina
“Rent a kayak and paddle on the Potomac along the sights of the National Mall”
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Park
“Perfect for shopping and catching some seafood by the waterfront area .... take a riverboat tour!”
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Restaurant
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“(2 block walk, south on Wisconsin) - Popular tavern serving American eats in both a cozy interior with wooden booths & outdoors. JFK proposed to Jackie here. I recommend the beef stew and clam chowder. $$”
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Jazz Club
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“Classy Jazz/Blues spot in Georgetown DC. Always positive vibes. Check for and buy tickets online in advance.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Blue Duck does farm to table very well - they've even got the Michelin star to prove it now! Relatively inexpensive and low-key, I recommend stopping in for an early dinner before catching a show at the nearby Kennedy Center. A popular fundraising spot, it can get a bit tougher to grab a table on weeks when Congress is in session. Luckily, they offer their full menu (you can even order to-go!) at the bar. ”
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Bakery
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“This Austrian cafe is a great place for brunch. Stroll across Key Bridge and its right on the other side!”
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Art Museum
“Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was the residence and garden of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection was founded here by the Bliss couple, who gave the property to Harvard University in 1940.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican triplex with innovative takes on Mexican street eats, rooftop bar & basement tequileria.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Located on the banks of the Potomac River. It's a great place to go to watch the sunset over the potomac river or to sit and look at the evening views of the Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Virginia skyline. It's also a fun place to go during the day after a nice bike ride, walk on the Potomac River or on Georgetown's C & O Canal...”
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